Outer Hebrides - Paranormal Database Records


Mermaid's Grave

Location: Nunton, Benbecula - Exact location not known
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: The area reportedly contains the grave of a mermaid killed in the early nineteenth century. The mer-creature had been seen for a couple of days, before a teenage boy threw a rock at it, killing the entity. Accounts stated that the upper part of the creature was the size of an infant, while the bottom was like a salmon.


Each Uisge

Location: Shawbost, Isle of Lewis - Valley in the area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two cousins, Dark Mary and Fair Mary, spent the night in a shieling in a valley near to Shawbost. One night an each-uisge (a water spirit) appeared in the guise of little old lady and tricked the cousins into letting her spend the night with them - Fair Mary was murdered by the each-uisge, and it escaped into the night.



Location: Shiant Islands - General area
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The island is renown for its mischievous fairies, who take objects or mysteriously place other objects in strange places.


Fairy Fort

Location: South Harris - Dun Borbe
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This old hill fort once belonged to the fairies, although by stabbing the hill with a knife, one can hear the little people speak.



Location: South Uist - Road alongside Lochnan Eilean
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: September 1949
Further Comments: A woman walking with two friends in the pitch dark watched as a self-illuminating dog, the size of a collie but with a small head and no eyes, ran towards her. The creature vanished as it bounded past, but the two men with her saw nothing at all. Once she reached home and described what had happened to her aunt, the older woman told her it was a Cusith, a fairy dog.



Location: St Kilda - Small loch
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This mythical water bull was said to live in a lochan on St Kilda until it was killed by the islanders. It was said that any calf born with small or deformed ears was as a result of a union between a Tarbh-uisge and a cow.


Great Auk

Location: St Kilda - Stac-an-armin
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1840s
Further Comments: The last known Great Auk sighting in the UK took place on the little island of Stac-an-Armin. The unfortunate bird was beaten to death by three men who mistook the creature for a witch that had summoned a storm.


Executed Man

Location: Stornoway - A858 between town and Leurbost
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Local tradition tells says that this man was executed in Stornoway for murdering a student who had accompanied him on a bird hunting trip. The ghost is said to haunt the spot of the killing.


Black-Browed Albatross

Location: Sula Sgeir - General area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 2005
Further Comments: Named Albert, the Black-Browed Albatross spotted on the island was considered lost, as he was several thousand miles from his normal habitat.


Storm Kelpies

Location: The Minch - Waters of the sea
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: These blue entities patrol the waters between Lewis and mainland Scotland, looking for sailors to drown and stricken boats to sink.

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